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the whale supremacy business is cheesy and very 80s but the movie is fun in a campy sort of way. Plus I love all the bay area location shooting.
you people are nuts. 2 is the best of the films by far, and the arc of 2-4 is quite good overall.
I think when LH started in the 30s or whenever it wasn't primarily a tailor shop but a store selling British imports. So the name makes sense, at least historically.
I don't know. The Harold McGee book might have it. I do notice that the color intensifies during the boiling and then peaks, and then if you leave it in too long, it starts to fade and kind of go grey. I don't know if it's matter of taking it out at the right moment or if the ice actually helps the color. It definitely helps prevent mushiness. The veg should be completely cold to the touch before you take it out of the ice bath.
They told me in cooking school that it's the salt that preserves and even intensifies the color. The ice bath (shock) is to stop the cooking so that they don't get too mushy and to firm or re-firm the texture. Despite all the salt in the water, very little if any will flavor the veg, so when you reheat, it's necessary to throw on a pinch.
I got a bespoke cotton suit in 2004 that is still going strong. It's a little faded but that actually adds to its summer charm.
I love linen and cotton both, but IME, cotton wears cooler on me than linen. Linen woven at very light weights is a rather dismal performer compared to (say) 6-7 ounce cotton. Hence my linen only comes out when the summer moderates a little. And it's great for California (at least the parts I go to, which never get hot). I wear linen-cotton shirts or pure linen exclusively from about May-September.
I think I will get some whipcord (foo pants) from them later this year.
that is exactly the way I do it. Though, i find the color test is just as reliable. that is, as soon as the green color starts to intensify and brighten, shock immediately and keep in the water for a good 5-10 minutes to let them cool completely through. Then dry thoroughly before reheating in butter. I like they way they look peeled so I tend to peel them. It's not strictly necessary. The fat ones tend to be way better for this method.
Can't be, he only wears white shirts.
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